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4 Places that Drones May Invade the Supply Chain
Tam Harbert  
4/27/2015   Post a comment
Drones are already being used commercially and some not-quite-so-obvious applications for the supply chain are emerging for this hot technology.
8 Views of Security from RSA
Rick Merritt  
4/24/2015   Post a comment
Security was in focus at RSA Conference with top cryptographers, the Secretary of Homeland Security and others sharing views on everything from IoT to policy.
The Changing Face of Computer Storage
Jim O'Reilly  
4/23/2015   Post a comment
For the logistics chain, both upstream of the drive and array makers, and downstream in channels of distribution of their products, the newest storage innovations will change how things are done.
Mobile Market Demands Solid Supply Chain
Mary E. Shacklett  
4/21/2015   Post a comment
For electronics companies, this soaring use of mobile devices translates into accelerating demands for mobile technology—and the need to further improve supply chains.
Top 10 3D Printing Projects on Kickstarter
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/20/2015   (1) comment
No one argues that 3D printing is poised to change the electronics industry and its supply chain. The popularity of these projects on Kickstarter are just one measure of just how hot the market is.
Moore's Law: Dead or Alive
R. Colin Johnson  
4/18/2015   Post a comment
Moore's law is still alive and kicking after 50 years, but here are the technologies that are busting and boosting it in the 21st century.
Moore from the Archives
Susan Rambo  
4/17/2015   Post a comment
Moore's law at age 50 continues to be viable but for how long? Here's a look into EE Time's archives, including a link to what Gordon Moore thought of his own law's chances for longevity.
Is the Death of the PC Industry Exaggerated?
Jim O'Reilly  
4/16/2015   (4) comments
The death knell has been sounding for the PC industry for some time now. A look at tech trends reveals whether the current industry is breathing its last.
How Tesla Disrupts the Auto Infotainment Supply Chain
Bruce Gain  
4/15/2015   Post a comment
Instead of relying on traditional tier-1 suppliers to design and make the Model S’ infotainment system, Tesla did much of the design work itself while outsourcing the production to contract manufacturing firms.
Women in Manufacturing: Building a Path the Success
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/14/2015   (2) comments
A new study looks at the gender gap in the manufacturing sector--and suggests some ways of glosing that gap.
Optimization Reigns in Today's Conveyors
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/10/2015   (1) comment
Conveyor systems have evolved in ways designed to enhance electronics manufacturing. This infographic traces that evolution.
Chemical Labeling Simplified
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/10/2015   Post a comment
OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) criteria or Globally Harmonized System (GHS) come into effect on June 1, so it's time to learn about the basics of the labelling rules.
Smart Homes Smell the Coffee
Rick Merritt  
4/9/2015   Post a comment
Withings announced a smart home monitor with an air-quality sensor from AMS, the first of many such Internet of Things systems to come.
Putting the Supply Chain First
Donna Fritz  
4/9/2015   Post a comment
Why it’s important for mid-market companies to improve their supply chain technology ahead of ERP upgrades.
The Vertical Advantage: CRM & the Electronics Industry
Chanan Greenberg  
4/9/2015   Post a comment
Semiconductor and component makers can capture growth through smart use of CRM.
Robots Assemble in Silicon Valley
Rick Merritt  
4/7/2015   Post a comment
The regional First Robotics competition in Silicon Valley drew hundreds of young people pumped up for the program that drives a love for engineering.
Mobile Applications Bring Flexibility for Manufacturing
Susan Fourtané  
4/7/2015   Post a comment
Mobile applications can create more flexibility for supply chain manufacturing businesses.
The U.S. Nanotechnology Challenge
At the Source  
4/1/2015   (5) comments
Nanotechnology is going manstream and electronics manufacturers need to consider how these advances will affect new products, innovation, and the supply chain.
Mothers of Innovation: 12 Women Engineers and Scientists to Know
Suzanne Deffree  
3/30/2015   (6) comments
Here are 12 women engineers and scientists who many likely will not know but should for their significant contributions to engineering, science, technology and mathematics.
Get the Most Out of Your Transportation Management System
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/25/2015   Post a comment
Ajesh Kapoor of GT Nexus spoke to EBN about what to ask of a TMS solution in today’s highly globalized era and how to get the most out of it.
Customizing Electronics While Maintaining Profitability
John Boucher  
3/24/2015   Post a comment
Electronics customization is on the rise, but must be done properly in a way that doesn’t destroy profitability.
PCB Buyers: You Don’t Have to Put Up with Little Plastic Bags
Michael Allen  
3/23/2015   (3) comments
Buying PCB assemblies in custom-formed ESD trays protects your boards, reduces waste, and saves you time and money.
Industrial IoT Drives Microsemi-Vitesse Merger
Junko Yoshida  
3/20/2015   Post a comment
Microsemi Corp. will acquire Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. for $389 million to focus on “communications semiconductors.” On horizon is the MIPS vs. ARM conflict as the two companies use two diverging processor cores of their product lines.
5 Reasons Apple is Set to Create a Car Supply Chain
Bruce Gain  
3/17/2015   (1) comment
Rumor has it that Apple may well try to take a slice of the automotive market with an offering in the not-to-distant future. Here's a look at that the electronics OEM has going for it in this new market.
Battle for Competitive Difference Fought in the Cloud
Frank Cavallaro  
3/17/2015   Post a comment
As the market keeps growing, an increasing number of global players are wielding cloud-based portfolios to gain a competitive edge.
9 Digital Trends Shaping Mobile Design & Innovation
Logical Link  
3/16/2015   Post a comment
Increasingly, mobile devices are touching every corner of the ordinary human life. The same trends driving this phenomenon will also touch every corner of the electronics supply chain and many business-to-business interactions.
Smart Glasses Go To Work
Rick Merritt  
3/12/2015   Post a comment
Epson, Google, Sony and others are seeking traction for their smart glasses among business users, according to exhibitors at an event on wearable devices.
Apple Watch: Time Will Tell
Rick Merritt  
3/11/2015   Post a comment
Apple showcased significant software and hardware engineering behind its new Watch and Macbook, but the products don’t establish new categories.
Drones in Distribution: Counting Inventory
Puga Sankara  
3/11/2015   Post a comment
Is your distribution center ready to take advantage of drones? The days that drones will be used to count inventory may not be very far off.
Are You Ready for June's Leap Second?
Bill Schweber  
3/9/2015   Post a comment
The divergence between atomic- and astronomical-based timekeeping shows up again this year with the addition of a leap second; though it sounds like a modest correction, it can have serious consequences.
Silicon Valley Innovation Steering Towards Detroit
Logical Link  
3/9/2015   (1) comment
Contract manufacturing giant Flextronics is setting up shop in Detroit. It's little wonder, as electronics becomes a key differentiator in automotive offerings.
VR is New Reality at GDC
Rick Merritt  
3/5/2015   (1) comment
Oculus, Sony, Google and an open source project showed virtual reality offerings at the Game Developer Conference where analyst Jon Peddie sized up the traditional games hardware market.
Self-Driving Cars? Puhleeeze…
Michael Dunn  
3/4/2015   (1) comment
I love the idea of self-driving cars, but how can we trust the automakers to engineer them well enough?
Why the Sharing Company Can Count on Success
Frank Cavallaro  
3/4/2015   Post a comment
Peer-to-peer enterprise sharing holds the key to long-term business success for electronics OEMs.
IoT Terrain Still Shifting
Rick Merritt  
2/27/2015   Post a comment
The Internet of Things continues to fragment with competing networks and frameworks from 6LoWPAN to Zigbee, Apple Homekit and Google’s Thread.
Semiconductor Innovation Yields Promise
Peter Gasperini  
2/27/2015   Post a comment
Some of the promising memory applications of past decades are being rethought and revamped to meet the evolving needs of the electronics indsutry.
Are We Ready for Autonomous Vehicles?
Jim McGregor  
2/26/2015   Post a comment
Driving a smartphone gives rise other issues — safety, security, reliability, and ownership costs.
Electronics Industry Responds to Macroeconomic Realities with Innovation
Peter Gasperini  
2/26/2015   Post a comment
When the going gets tough, technology engineers simply get to work making new things and improving on old ones, to the benefit of the economy.
Entering the Era of 3D Printed Electronics
Susan Fourtané  
2/24/2015   Post a comment
A new development in 3D printing and conductive inks make 3D printed electronics a reality that will revolutionize electronics manufacturing starting this year.
Talking to a Rising Supply Chain Star: Laura Dearborn Sterns, Cisco
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/23/2015   Post a comment
Millenial worker Laura Dearborn Stearns is making a name for herself in the electronics supply chain for her big data expertise. We asked her to give us her take on the industry.
10 Manufacturing and Supply Chain Trends Fueled by IoT
Logical Link  
2/23/2015   (4) comments
The IoT revolution is stretching to touch all sorts of new areas, and the net of that is that electronics manufacturing will never be the same.
Microsoft, Google Beat Humans at Image Recognition
R. Colin Johnson  
2/19/2015   Post a comment
The world's first algorithm to classify images more accurately than humans is claimed by Microsoft.
H-1B Overhaul Increases U.S. Dependence on Skilled Foreign Workers
At the Source  
2/16/2015   (4) comments
High tech OEMs are looking for skilled workers from all over the world. New H-1B visa guidelines offer an opportunity to bring in a wealth of new talent.
Valentine's By the Numbers: Celebrate with Electronics
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/13/2015   Post a comment
Forget about candy and flowers. Smart phones, health trackers, and tablets really say "I love you!"
New Lithium Battery Regs May Stymie Electronics Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/12/2015   (2) comments
New Department of Transportation rules around shipping lithium batteries is changing the ways electronics OEMs ship products.
The Information Age & the Shift in Consumerism
Ron Guido  
2/11/2015   Post a comment
Life in general, and business in particular, are all about moving information and doing it quickly. Electronics retailers, distributors, and OEMs need to understand that information shift is happening--and learn to work with it.
What the Apple Watch Means for the Industry
Sagar Jethani  
2/9/2015   Post a comment
The introduction of the Apple Watch engendered a lot of industry talk. Now that some time has passed, it's time to look at whether this new product introduction signaled the entry of wearables into the mainstream and a boon for electronics designers.
4 Places to Start Cloud-Based Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/9/2015   Post a comment
Although in its infancy, cloud-based supply chain systems offer clear benefits if implemented correctly
BMW's Software Security Patch A Sign Of Things To Come
Kelly Jackson Higgins  
2/5/2015   Post a comment
BMW takes a proactive approach, using HTTPS for encrypted mobile communications.
Cloud-Based Supply Chain Faces Scrutiny
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/5/2015   (3) comments
We spoke to Vasu Rajagopolan, head of supply chain and transportation for Xchanging to get his take on some of the issues around cloud computing and the supply chain.
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